Womens issues

LNG, Dr. Tiller, Sonia Sotomayor, and more!!!

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Tue, 06/02/2009

 Joe Uris is alone today, and covers several topics of interest.  First up, Joe talked about the proposed (and potentially devastating) natural gas pipeline thru our farms and wilderness.  He also covered the recent murder of Dr. Tiller, a Women's Health Professional.  He talked about the right wing's smear campaign against Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor.  

Pay attention to Oregon House Bill 3058!!!  This bill will FAST-TRACK the approvals for the LNG pipelines.

55:55 minutes (25.6 MB)

Death Threat aimed at Joe Uris

program date: 
Tue, 06/02/2009

 One of this week's topics for discussion was the recent murder of Dr. Tiller, a Women's Health Professional that provided abortions when they were needed.  The idea that killing health care providers could be considered a form of domestic terrorism came up, and apparently really angered one of our listeners.  Someone called in, identified himself as "Joe", and threatened to kill Joe Uris for bringing the topic to the table.

The threat and obscenity did not go out over the air, as the FCC would not allow that, but it is included here to foster discussion.

0:55 minutes (861.27 KB)

Bread and Roses on 06/05/09

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Bread and Roses
Air date: 
Fri, 06/05/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Discussion with film makers Vassiliki Katrivanou and Bushra Azzouz
In the spring of 2004, Maria, a Greek Cypriot, and Zehra, a Turkish Cypriot, cross to opposite sides of the green line, which has divided Cyprus since the war of 1974, to visit family homes they have not seen for thirty years. Thus begins the personal journey of these women haunted by war and pain, but searching for reconciliation and common ground. On the eve of the U.N. referendum to reunite the divided island, many buried stories from the past emerge.

Dr. Patricia T. Morris, Peace X Peace

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More Talk Radio
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Sun, 05/31/2009
Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey interview Dr. Patricia T. Morris, Executive Director of Peace X Peace; a nonprofit Global Network where women connect through the internet to promote sustainable peace. Dr. Morris is an internationally known leader in women’s rights and development. She comes to Peace X Peace from Women for Women International, where she designed and directed programs for women survivors of conflict and war in the Middle East, Africa, and Eastern Europe. Dr. Morris is also a calypso singer and songwriter.
51:57 minutes (20.81 MB)

Do we need a new civil rights unit? An inteview with Attorney General John Kroger

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Wed, 05/27/2009

John Kroger wants to be an activist attorney general. Since being sworn in, he’s taken on predatory lenders, challenged the LNG terminal, and headed up the investigation of Mayor Sam Adams. Now he’s asking lawmakers to fund a new civil rights unit so he can sue Oregon companies that break our state’s civil rights laws.

56:39 minutes (45.39 MB)

Human Trafficking in Oregon

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Evening News
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Wed, 05/20/2009

Multnomah county has become one of the top spots in the nation for human trafficking.

County sheriff Keith Bickford reports that in Oregon, police are encountering three to five people per week who are victims of trafficking.

Eighty percent of the victims of this slave trade are women and half are children.

Washington State Crime Victims Advocacy names Portland as one of the main hubs in human trafficking between Seattle and California, because of the city’s ports and location.

2:44 minutes (2.51 MB)

Race and Recession: An Interview with Seth Wessler

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Wed, 05/20/2009

The current recession is not an equal opportunity crisis. People of color are experiencing job loss, foreclosures and lack of healthcare at alarmingly higher rates than white Americans. These disparities are not a coincidence but rather the result of structural barriers that have been taking a toll on people of color long before the subprime meltdown.

56:26 minutes (45.21 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 05/28/09

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Thu, 05/28/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Do we need a new civil rights unit? An interview with Oregon Attorney General John Kroger

John Kroger wants to be an activist attorney general. Since being sworn in, he’s taken on predatory lenders, challenged the LNG terminal, and headed up the investigation of Mayor Sam Adams. Now he’s asking lawmakers to fund a new civil rights unit so he can sue Oregon companies that break our state’s civil rights laws. His request comes as lawmakers in Salem are facing a growing budget crisis and considering major cuts in education, family services, public safety and other essential services.

Out Loud on 05/26/09

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Out Loud
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Tue, 05/26/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Focus on QDoc, the queer documentary film festival in Portland
On the next Out Loud, tune in to hear from Russ Gage & David Weissman, the guys who created QDoc. We'll discuss highlights from this year's film festival line up, including directors at the movies & other special guests. Like: Which local band is playing live music before the opening night movie as the theater fills up & usually sells out? Which film highlights LGBTQ activists & civil rights work from the 70s?  How many documentaries are from foreign countries or cultures?

Before creating QDoc:

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is popularly recognized as our national holiday for remembering those who were killed in wars.

As Barack Obama said the other day, it's a time to "pay tribute to our fallen heroes; and to remember the servicemen and women who cannot be with us this year because they are standing post far from home." He acknowledged that we have often "failed to give them the support they need" and promised that we are now "building a 21st century Department of Veterans Affairs with the largest single-year funding increase in three decades." Certainly veterans need better services and better access to them.

Some right-wing bloggers have been complaining about the President's confusion of Memorial day and Veterans day, but it seems reasonable to consider the larger context of what is being honored. We would not be remembering dead soldiers if they hadn't once been live soldiers.

We would also not be remembering so many dead soldiers if more of them had followed the model of Ehren Watada, the first commisioned officer to refuse deployment to Iraq. Last week he won a legal victory when the Justice Department dropped efforts to retry him after his court martial ended in a mistrial. But the Army still wants to punish him for declaring the Iraq war illegal and immoral, and for having the courage to call out "the deception . . . used to initiate and process this war."

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